Monday, July 9, 2012

Christyl Boger: The Figure and the Ceramic Object

Ceramicist Christyl Boger says of her work, "It draws an equation between the figure and the decorative ceramic object."  
I was initially drawn to Boger's work because of the gorgeous and entrancing effect she had made by
seemingly dipping her figures' fingers and toes in gold and wrapping their skin in vines of filigree and Meissen porcelain.
Interesting that we are drawn to examine and appreciate the fine details of the porcelain, as well as the commanding and elegant idealized figures when their expressions and postures look quite vulnerable and fearful of the viewer's gaze.
They make me think of startled and kicked cupids who can't help being beautiful, who are abused for it and wish that you would leave them alone.  

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